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Conference Presentations

Leading with Culture and Community to Transform a University Building

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference. We will share the planning behind the transformation of Yale Law School's Baker Hall and demonstrate how deeply engaging the new occupant's culture can powerfully guide building transformation.
Conference Presentations

Highlander Accelerator

Upending Conventional Models for Higher Education in Underserved Neighborhoods
Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members.
Conference Presentations

The University as Neighborhood Builder

Leading an Integrated Process
Published 2019
We will show you how to see your institution's land from a new perspective, apply fresh ideas about mixed-use campus space, and use an integrated planning process to build consensus in times of change.
Conference Presentations

Private-Private Partnerships

P3 for Private Institutions
Published 2019
Examine a number of cases where Butler University (a private institution) leveraged relationships with public and private partners to provide value to students and the greater community.
Conference Presentations

The Informal Learning Environment

What’s It Look Like? (by Michael Schade)
Published 2019
One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Conference Presentations

Creating an Ecosystem of Innovation in Non-traditional Academic Space

Published 2019
In this session, we will demonstrate how Drexel University used a mixed-use high rise building within an urban innovation zone to support growing enrollment.
Partner Content

An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

Published 2019
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. Read how Austin Community College repurposed facilities in an abandoned mall into a high-tech center for developmental math instruction.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Building CommunityLocked

Defining, Designing, Developing UniverCity
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience Through PlacemakingLocked

Georgia Tech’s West Village Dining Commons
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Students thrive in authentic, multifunctional spaces that foster both individual reflection and social interaction and further the connection between place and the human experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing Innovative Campuses for Tomorrow’s StudentsLocked

From Volume 44 Number 4 | July–September 2016
Campus design and architecture will be the prime catalysts for transforming universities into our society’s engines of growth.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating Global-Ready PlacesLocked

The Campus-Community Connection
From Volume 37 Number 4 | July–September 2009
Global demographics are shaping new civic patterns which will strengthen the relationship between universities and cities in ways that create local prosperity.